歌舞伎町-来光

ENTER KABUKI-CHO

 
     
 
     
 
Sonia Hedstrand has taken Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, an obsessed adventurer with grandiose visions, as her role model. In her daring video projects around the world she examines the various incarnations of the artist as adventurer, explorer and ethnographer.These romantic roles have traditionally been attributed to men, who could live out their longing of suspense through their careers, while women historically got their need of adrenaline satisfied through relationships to men. Sonia alter these dynamics through her risky projects, in order to develop a new artist's role for a female flaneuse on a global arena.  This series of polaroids were taken during the shooting of the film Ukiyo Diary- One Month in the Floating World, in Kabuki-cho, Tokyo, summer 2011. Fore more information:  www.soniahedstrand.se or vimeo.com/soniahedstrand